Online retail boost driven by tablet users Monday, 22nd July 2013
According to the Online Retail Monitor, which is compiled by the British Retail Consortium (BRC) and Google, the amount of retail web searches made via tablet devices was 132 per cent up against the same period last year. The research, which monitors searches regarding retail via search engines, found that tablets are being used twice as often as they were last year.
Moneysupermarket.com affected by Google changes to search algorithms Thursday, 11th July 2013
Changes made by Google in its search functionality have negatively affected price comparison website Moneysupermarket.com, reducing its visitor numbers. The company on Thursday said: “Group trading in the second quarter was slower than the first quarter. This was principally because of a lower rate of growth in the Insurance vertical, arising substantially following changes made by Google to its natural search algorithms, reducing our visitors and revenues from natural search in the month of June in the highly competitive insurance search area.
BlackBerry’s Secure Work Space app launched for Android and IOS Tuesday, 25th June 2013
BlackBerry’s long-awaited service, Secure Work Space app, will enable government agencies and corporate clients to secure and manage data in devices on their internal networks through BlackBerry Enterprise Service(BES) 10.
Starbucks pays first UK corporate tax since 2008 but inflates US prices Monday, 24th June 2013
Consumer pressure has paid off as coffee giants Starbucks Corp announce they have paid their corporation tax for the first time since 2008. Coincidentally, prices of some Starbucks products have suffered a 10 cent rise in US operated coffee houses. The company neglected to mention whether or not the British corporation tax scandal had a knock-on effect to its US operations.
Burberry and Google present 'Burberry Kisses' Wednesday, 12th June 2013
Burberry have collaborated with Google to bring us ‘Burberry Kisses’- the ability to send a digital message sealed with your very own kiss. Hosted by Kisses.Burberry.com, the British heritage brand and Google have utilised ‘innovative kiss recognition’ technology to allow everyone to send their very own kiss to anywhere in the world.
Apple announce iOS 7 and iTunes Radio plans Tuesday, 11th June 2013
Two weeks ago in the Californian coastal resort town of Rancho Palos Verdes, Apple Inc. CEO Tim Cook addressed a room of sceptical technology and media executives, some of which were anxious shareholders, to reassure them that Apple had several ‘game-changing’ ideas in the pipeline following their first dip in profits for a decade.
Apple chief hints at "game-changing" innovations Thursday, 30th May 2013
Apple chief executive Tim Cook tells investors that the company has several “game changers” in the pipeline, as profits for the technology giant fell for the first time in a decade. Speaking at a conference in California, Mr Cook promised anxious investors that new products will be released, hinting that wearable computers may be next.
Marks & Spencer next in line to face criticism for corporate tax structure Monday, 20th May 2013
Marks & Spencer has become embroiled in the corporate tax debacle which has seen tax campaigners criticise big companies about the way they structure its online sales to Europe. The Guardian has recently launched an investigation into companies who appear to be exploiting lenient tax rules by invoicing transactions to countries with the lowest corporate tax rates.
Barnes & Noble aim to make Nook tablets more appealing Friday, 3rd May 2013
Top U.S. bookstore chain Barnes & Noble is looking to boost interest in its Nook device by offering access to Google Apps Store after dropping in sales last season. The move will see the number of apps in Nook HD rise from 10,000 to 750,000, amongst which will include Google services such as Gmail, YouTube, Google Maps, and the web browser Chrome.
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